What would you like to see most in a new MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Fonzijr1964, Sep 21, 2008.

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What would you like to see most in a New MBA (most likely in 2009)

  1. Small 9.5" to 10.5" screen and from factor with same specs as current

    37 vote(s)
    25.5%
  2. 2GHz

    37 vote(s)
    25.5%
  3. CD Drive

    8 vote(s)
    5.5%
  4. Audio out that fits most headphones without an adapter

    7 vote(s)
    4.8%
  5. 2 USB ports

    46 vote(s)
    31.7%
  6. Thinner (like a potato Chip only bigger :-D )

    10 vote(s)
    6.9%
  1. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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  2. cube macrumors G5

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    A real computer, not an expensive netbook again.
     
  3. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    Bigger SSD. Lower price. Better integrated graphics, maybe. And absolutely nothing from the list above. Well, maybe 2GHz if they're able to deal with the heat, but I like it as it is. I don't care about the headphones, I simply doubt they'll change anything about the ports, at least now.
     
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    I would like to see option for built-in HSDPA modem
     
  5. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    Did you consult the Intel roadmap before posting the 2 GHz option?

    The next chips will be 45nm and will most likely be the 1.6GHz SL9300 and the 1.86GHz SL9400 processors which use less power (increasing battery life) and create less heat (decreasing core shutdowns). But those aren't 2 GHz chips.
     
  6. phoobo macrumors regular

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    A coffee maker...

    ....would be the logical choice. After all, the thing's already got a toaster.
     
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    I would like to see a speed bump and a lower price. I'm not asking for too much. :)
     
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    One of the same things I'd like to see on all Mac laptops.... *A docking station*
     
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    Firewire ports 400/800.

    120 GB SSD, would also be nice but I'm sure it would be expensive.
     
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    Agree to a large extent.

    Absolutely agree.

    Yes, agreed, this would make it a really stunning machine.
    Cheers
     
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    - 1.8 GHz standard, although even the 1.6 GHz is far better than the 1 or 1.2 GHz versions you find in most ultra-thins.

    - 3 GB of RAM. That would take the load off the harddrive when you're working hard. The HDD is slow and would create a lot of heat.

    - 2 extra ports: USB 2, and an ethernet port.

    - Built-in HSDPA.

    - A slightly larger battery.
     
  15. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    For the next MBA I wish for two things: 1) slim down the bezel around the screen (but don't make the screen smaller), and 2) make the power port a flip down door too and put a FW400 port next to it (or the USB next to it and the FW400 on the other side).
     
  16. awvan macrumors member

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    less heat. faster would be nice, but it's not necessary.
     
  17. That70sGAdawg macrumors 6502a

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    Why is a capacity larger HDD not on the list?? 80GB is too small.:mad:
     
  18. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    cuz 128GB SSD are coming for sure
     
  19. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    I wasn't aware there're any 124GB SSDs...
     
  20. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    128 sorry
     
  21. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    Thinner bezel.
    Replaceable battery that is swap-able in sleep mode.
    Firewire.
    4GB RAM.

    If that, then SOLD.
     
  22. workerbee macrumors member

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    I'd be happy with just these 2. Actually, even FW isn't that important, but RAM is.
     
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    How about a MacBook Air with dust- and water-resistance? :eek:
     
  24. phoobo macrumors regular

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    How bout if the thing would just run...

    ...no pipe dreams - would love to see an Air that actually runs smoothly and without emitting toxic vapors at high temperatures. A higher-resolution screen (without the "grid effect") would also be a big plus.

    If they would round the edges a bit too, you could then put your hands on the edges of the machine while working, without discomfort. I have used a sandpaper block on a couple of them, but this is obviously not the ideal solution.
     
  25. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ???
     

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